Saturday, 28 January 2012

Lancashire Textiles: Last Mill Standing

Lancashire, UK used to supply 40% of the world’s cotton fabric. Today, Joe McBride is trying to keep his textile mill alive despite a changed horizon.

Cotton production was introduced to the UK after the advent of the cotton gin in 1793. Burnley was just one of the towns in Lancashire to embrace the cotton industry in the 1800s and early 1900s. The area was soon a hub of textile production, supplying 40% of the world’s cotton fabric around the time of the first World War.

What is the impact of outsourcing on textiles and fashion in the UK? (Thanks)

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